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Polls close at 7:30 PM ET in West Virginia and 9:00 PM ET in Nebraska. Our guide to tonight's races can be found here. We'll be bringing you the results as they come in.

Results: Nebraska | West Virginia

8:48 PM PT (Steve Singiser): NE-Gov: The precincts are piling up, and the margin is still super-tight. 81 percent of precincts are in, and Ricketts still leads. The margin over Bruning has edged down a tad—it currently stands at 711 votes. Foley-friendly Lancaster County has largely reported, and he is now right behind Beau McCoy (21 percent to 20 percent).

9:09 PM PT (Steve Singiser): NE-Gov: So, three hours into the counting, here is where we stand: with 87 percent reporting, businessman Pete Ricketts leads state Attorney General Jon Bruning by just 773 votes out of over 200,000 cast. If the secretary of state's tally is to be believed, though, what remains is Omaha's Douglas County, where Ricketts has been the clear leader. So, read into that tea leaf as you wish. Ricketts has not trailed all night, though his margin dropped to nearly 100 votes at one point.

9:16 PM PT (Steve Singiser): NE-Gov: The SoS office has jumped ahead of AP, reporting an additional 5000 votes out of the Omaha area. They, as expected, worked well for Ricketts, and his lead (according to the SoS tally) is now up to 1518 votes. Though that would still be in the recount zone, potentially. In terms of percentage, the Ricketts lead is 0.73 percent. The margin for an auto recount appears, according to this, to be 1 percent.

9:26 PM PT (Steve Singiser): NE-Gov: ...And that's the ballgame, folks.

I have called @RickettsForGov to concede. Sometimes you fight hard and come up short. Thank you to all my supporters.
@JonBruning

9:27 PM PT (Steve Singiser): With that, another primary election night is in the books. Thanks for staying up late with us, and be prepared to do it all over again next week! Have a good night, fellow election junkies!

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)

    Contributing Editor, Daily Kos Elections. 24, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-02 (resident).

    by Jeff Singer on Tue May 13, 2014 at 08:35:57 PM PDT

  •  NE-03: Considering how gaga the NE media (0+ / 0-)

    Went for Tom Brewer, interesting to see Adrian Smith wiping the floor with him 70-30.  Seemed like people thought this was the race that would be 53-47, not NE-02.

    28, NE-2 (resident), IL-9 (part-timer), SD-AL (raised); SSP and DKE lurker since 2007

    by JDJase on Tue May 13, 2014 at 08:40:34 PM PDT

  •  Looking very good for Ricketts (1+ / 0-)
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    JDJase

    I'm projecting him to win by a little over 4,000 votes.  Douglas/Sarpy are only 50% in, everything else is 87% in.

    21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
    politicohen.com
    Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal, not progressive. For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.
    UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city.

    by jncca on Tue May 13, 2014 at 08:49:57 PM PDT

  •  WV-Sen (1+ / 0-)
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    murrayewv

    I am the ultimate optimist and I am calling general for Tennant over Capito...Dems over 140,000 to Reps approx. 85,000 tonight...I know, I know..but never give up.

  •  Nebrasky goes Sassy ! (1+ / 0-)
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    murrayewv

    and him gotz credz.

    Teap Artier, too.

    Sasse had focused on his conservative credentials, opposition to abortion, support for gun rights and goal of repealing and replacing the health care law.

    In one 30-second ad, Sasse's two young daughters, Alex and Corrie, talk about how much their dad opposes the Affordable Care Act. "He wants to destroy it," says one daughter. "He despises it," says the other.

    While Sasse won over tea partyers, he offered voters some significant establishment credentials. He served as an assistant secretary in the Health and Human Services Department in President George W. Bush's administration, studied at Harvard and Yale, and was a visiting scholar in economics at the Brookings Institution.

    Sasse is a heavy favorite against Democratic nominee Dave Domina in the Republican-leaning state.

    eats uninspected chickenz, no doubt.

    TRAILHEAD of accountability for Bush-2 Crimes? -- Addington's Perpwalk.

    by greenbird on Tue May 13, 2014 at 08:58:18 PM PDT

  •  Getting ahead of myself (0+ / 0-)

    But I think Sasse would be a good VP nominee for the GOP in 2020.  He's probably from too small of a state to be president without being VP first, and he's young enough that he could be president in 2028 or 2032 at about age 60.

    21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
    politicohen.com
    Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal, not progressive. For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.
    UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city.

    by jncca on Tue May 13, 2014 at 09:02:33 PM PDT

    •  There might be an opening (1+ / 0-)
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      murrayewv

      In 2008, Bill Kristol got the VP candidate he wanted (Palin). In 2012, Bill Kristol got the VP candidate he wanted (Ryan). And in neither case is it exaggerating to say that his lobbying helped make it a reality--he was obsessed with Palin for a year prior to her selection and wouldn't shut up about her at a time when literally nobody else cared. He's made it clear that Tom Cotton is his new huckleberry, but Cotton is proving to be less than a dynamo so far. Which means he'll need to find someone new to push for VP.

    •  I don't really see it, but we'll see. (0+ / 0-)

      “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

      by KingofSpades on Tue May 13, 2014 at 11:11:11 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  NE-Gov: Hassebrook launches tv as tonight (2+ / 0-)
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    PassionateJus, ehstronghold

    His first of the campaign. Pretty good, generic but good quality and such.

    https://m.youtube.com/...

    28, NE-2 (resident), IL-9 (part-timer), SD-AL (raised); SSP and DKE lurker since 2007

    by JDJase on Tue May 13, 2014 at 09:12:26 PM PDT

  •  WV-2 (0+ / 0-)

    Now that Mooney is nominee, how optimistic should we feel about Casey's chances?

    •  Fairly so, it'll still be a hike. (1+ / 0-)
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      murrayewv

      But the WV establishment pulled out the stops to take down Mooney, a transplant.

      “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

      by KingofSpades on Tue May 13, 2014 at 11:00:11 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Poor (1+ / 0-)
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    James Allen

    Bruning. He can never move up to either governor or senate without being defeated in the primary.

    The Republican party is now an extreme right-wing party that is owned by their billionaire campaign contributors. - Bernie Sanders

    by ehstronghold on Tue May 13, 2014 at 09:47:59 PM PDT

  •  So is Ricketts more defeatable? (0+ / 0-)

    His 2006 Senate campaign implies "yes."

    “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

    by KingofSpades on Tue May 13, 2014 at 11:00:38 PM PDT

  •  Final WV Cong. numbers (0+ / 0-)

    WV-02: Casey by 60.37%-39.63%; Mooney by 36.03%-22.43%
    WV-03: Rahall by 66.44%-33.56%.  Ojeda won Logan County, his home county (WV lists home county next to name), 61-39.  Rahall got 59% in nearby Mingo, and Rahall got at least 65% in all other counties.  Ojeda was a war hero who seems to have run a grassroots campaign with a $20K budget.  Keep in mind that Rahall won his 2010 Dem primary 67.5%-32.5% over a gadfly who raised so little, he never filed a fundraising report, so 66.4% over a local hero is nothing to be ashamed about.  Now it's time for him to push forward with Nick Casey for our team.

    “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

    by KingofSpades on Tue May 13, 2014 at 11:10:27 PM PDT

  •  Mooney ran for State House in NH in the past too: (2+ / 0-)
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    murrayewv, gabjoh

    “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

    by KingofSpades on Tue May 13, 2014 at 11:21:25 PM PDT

  •  Feeling good about WV-02 (3+ / 0-)
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    KingofSpades, murrayewv, itskevin

    Nick Casey is a great candidate, and Alex Mooney, lest we forget, is the Maryland state senator so inept that he lost a light red district as an incumbent in 2010, of all years.

    Pragmatic progressive. Oregonian, Cascadian, and American. Keeper of the DKE glossary.

    by SaoMagnifico on Tue May 13, 2014 at 11:53:30 PM PDT

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